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AppEducation | Twitter is a Teacher Superpower!

AppEducation | Twitter is a Teacher Superpower! | Education | Scoop.it
"While I can come up with pretty new and innovative ideas while planning inside my classroom, I can gain so much more from sharing my ideas, collecting ideas on Twitter (known jokingly as #ideabandits), and connecting with other educators to collaborate about even more inspiring ideas. This movement of becoming a connected educator is known as creating a Professional (or Personal) Learning Network, known as a PLN. I wholeheartedly believe that joining fellow educators on Twitter will impact you and your classroom more than you think. Just try it. What do you have to lose?"
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COAG report shows growing education gap - SBS

COAG report shows growing education gap - SBS | Education | Scoop.it
“SBS COAG report shows growing education gap SBS The latest report on education from the Council of Australian Governments Reform Council paints a picture of an Australia with huge gaps between children with good education outcomes and those with...”
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It is great to hear that there has been an increase of students finishing high-school but I believe it my be hard for this increase to continue with the target being 90% by 2015. The new Government has made a cut of over $200,000 creating less teachers for our already crowded classrooms. They need to be bought into line especially when it comes to the remote areas. I agree that this is a depressing read especially because Australia is a wealthy country and should meet the education standards that Canada and Finland do. Their equality Education programmes are outstanding and If we really cared for the future of our children and our country we should be following in their footsteps. In Australia there continues to be a gap between the indigenous and non-indigenous students, with 60% of indigenous students not engaging in work once completing high-school. There does need to be a longterm approach to this with permanent funding. Schools, communities, school-based partnerships, greater school Government funding and an increase in school based mentoring programmes have to be a priority to assist and encourage students leaving school and entering the workforce.
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